Actress Who Was On ‘Ally McBeal’ Says She Developed Eating Disorder While on Show That Led To Her Weighing Only 82 Pounds

Nov 1, 2010  •  Post A Comment

An actress will say in an interview on "Oprah" today, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, that she developed an eating disorder while on "Ally McBeal" that led to her weighing 82 pounds, reports RadarOnline.com.

The actress is Portia de Rossi, who currently happens to be the spouse of Ellen DeGeneres. De Rossi played lawyer Nell Porter on "Ally McBeal."

"I wasn’t that proud of it," de Rossi says. "But it was certainly a recognition for my self-control. I definitely had some pretty amazing will power to get down to 82 pounds. And that’s what I was holding on it. I didn’t think of anything else." She adds that her anxieties about her sexual orientation in Hollywood added to her weight problems, the story says.

Interestingly, it was pointed out by a number of observers that at times during the run of "McBeal" it seemed series star Calista Flockhart had an eating disorder.


  1. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found this for him smile. So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

  2. I am little curious to know more about it………

  3. It seems that most of the commenters dont even read the post till the end.

  4. Where is she working now??

  5. Where is she working now??

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